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television in michigan, we are happy they have come a long. >> good. hello, michigan. is there any good news in michigan? >> the auto industry is back. >> those are the better-paying ones, and american cars are very good these days. the problem actually is that all cars are very good. it is outstanding. you are too long to remember. i happen to know you do not own a car, but i hope your fortunes improve soon. >> i am very proud to not have entered >> you manage to have an adequate dating life. >> i do not want to go that far. i do not want to pretend i'm something that i am not. >> dating? [laughter] >> is wonderful to have the freedom of not having the anchor of a payment, and we live in a city that has great public transportation. high of live in cities have great public transportation -- i have lived in cities that have great public transportation and this is one of them. he loves auto buses. >> i am a recent convert. a friend of mine who is quite bill has had such bad experience with the trains and getting a wheelchair, etc., that she now finds it easier to have a friend take her to the
first! we have the resources! >> meanwhile, michigan, another battleground state, and the battle is playing out this weekend. governors perry and romney were there at a republican party event. candy crowley will have straw poll results that are due a little later this hour. we'll chat with her about that. meanwhile, listen to mitt romney talk about what he'll do on day one as president. >> the burden of regulation is even larger than the burden of our taxation. if i'm president the first thing i'm going to do on day one is issue an executive order saying all the regulations put in place by barack obama's administration are put on hold and we're getting rid of the ones that killed jobs. >> again we are expecting results of that straw poll in michigan coming up at the bottom of the hour. we'll check in with candy crowley. >>> six minutes past the hour now. 80 protesters arrested at demonstrations on wall street during the biggest one-day crackdown in more than a week. we told you about these protests last week when they first started. demonstrators you see here have been gathering
to leave his family or what he pays in taxes. host: michael from michigan, the president calling for a tax hike for those who make more than $1 million in the year. what do you think? caller: i think it is about time. steve, i want to tell you about an incident i had. during alcor's campaign, i gave $1,000 to the primary, $1,000 for the general, and $200 for the recant. i was immediately audited because i'm self-employed. since then, i actually dropped off giving donations over. a couple of years later, it happened again in the next cycle. they had people from the irs at threatening me and i paid it. and the following year, she said that i had paid my taxes twice. i will tell you after the arrogance of power, the story of richard nixon and how the irs was used against democratic contributors, and the democratic party should understand that. their contributors are being targeted by the irs. host: another comment from our twitter page. next is how joining us from albany, new york on the independent line. caller: i would first like to -- can you hear me? host: we sure can. caller: no one like
that debate as well. is the president spoke to a friendly audience in michigan at a union event in detroit. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellen is there. he was pretty warmly received in detroit. >> he really was, wolf. and you know, labor day is traditionally the kickoff to campaign season. the president came to detroit and delivered a campaign style speech. >> as long as i'm in the white house, i'm going to stand up for collective bargaining. >> for a moment, it seemed like old finals temperature -- old times. >> four more years! four more years! >> the president took his sharpened message out for a test drive. >> we have roads and bridges across this country that need rebuilding. labor is onboard, business is onboard. we just need congress to get onboard. >> if they don't act, he all but threatened to campaign against a do-nothing congress. >> the time for washington games is over. the time for action is now. no more manufactured crisis, no more games. it's time for them to stop worries about their jobs. it's time for them to worry about your jobs. >> the people in michig
been very useful to democrats in michigan. in the auto industry. so, initially, you have this sort of sense of acquiescence by democrats that, all right, we don't normally offset emergency funding, but to get this through and to avoid another big fight, we're going to do it. but then democrats seemed to sense an opening. there was a newly combative attitude coming out of the white house thaw referred to earlier, and they decided to hold the line on their troops, and they voted against the c.r. in the house, sending the original, in the original vote it we want down to defeat. republicans rallied. they made cosmetic changed to get their people on board. and then the senate, which had been expected to sort of swallow whatever came over from the house, decide that had they would get their back up and that they would block, which they did. so now we're supposed to have a vote on the democrat i go version, which provides extra money in disaster relief without cutting the loan program or the other things that republicans threw in, but that's expected to fail as well. so over the weekend,
, that watson is not intended to replace humans. a get out the vote effort in lansing michigan could land one woman in jail. medical marijuana dispensary owner, shakina, pena allegedly gave free pot to customers who agreed to register to vote. michigan's attorney general claims penna encouraged them to vote for city council candidates who support medical marijuana laws and pena's facebook page was updated to say, quote, i stand for unity, i stand for patients, i stand for compliance, i stand for awareness, i stand for safe access and let's focus on the bigger picture here. and we told you about the candidate debate and focus on front runner, texas governor rick perry. his colleagues went oafter his stance on social security. >> governor rick perry was asailed by his republican competitors for his earlier criticisms of the program. >> governor, the term ponzi scheme scared seniors and number two, suggesting that social security should no longer be a federal program and return to the states unconstitutional. >> we're frightening the american people who just want solutions and this party isn't g
out and vote. thank you. >> danny from texas. host: david on the republican line from michigan. go ahead. caller: good morning. my first reaction is that obama needs to step down as president because he's failed so miserably and taking the nation into such a wrong direction. he often asks arab leaders that have done the same thing to step down. we should just appoint one of these republicans or tea party people like michelle bachmann or mitt romney or rick perry. to the other callers on the ponzi scheme and social security. i looked up ponzi scheme on wiki and it defines a ponzi scheme as a program like social security. it's part of the modern definition. everybody in the republican party and tea party they have a pretty well unified front talking about cutting taxes and getting rid of obama care which will save our medical across the united states and up lift our nation. the cutting of taxes, here's what happened to me. i was working as an engineer for a major corporation in the united states. the company had to pay so much taxes out that they just folded up and laid off 50,000 p
michigan had been in the race. he had been for several months campaigning and spending time criticizing mitt romney. today he announce he will withdrawal his candidacy. he failed to meet criteria for participation in tonight's debate, failed to attract attention and money. the race is now over and he says he will continue to work from congress on his consecutive principles there is speculation not withstanding his criticism of mitt romney ultimately that is where his support may rest. bret? >> bret: all right, carl. by the way, happy birthday. we will celebrate with a big debate tonight. how about that? >> reporter: thanks, bret. i appreciate it. >> bret: president obama resumes his push for his new stimulus plan today. appearing in cincinnati, ohio. senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler reports the president's back-to-work agenda involved working over some republican leaders. >> reporter: the president took the campaign for american jobs act to aging bridge that connects the home state of the republican leaders of the house and senate. he called them out by nam
cast the votes. >> four years ago, we said together that michigan seemed to be enduring a one state recession. president obama said he'd change that. he has. now all the states are enduring a recession. >> let me share something with you, i will draw a sharp contrast between president obama and myself. [ applause ] >> bret: before the break, our question of the day asked you will new jersey governor chris christie run for presidency in 2012. 23% said yes, 77% of you said no. back with the panel. we're going to talk in this panel about the current crop of candidates. and the florida straw poll this weekend, big surprise to many, herman cain getting 37% of the vote. rick perry came in second with 15%. mitt romney in third place with 14%. we talk a lot about straw polls. michele bachmann winning the iowa straw poll. ron paul won in california. herman cain endorsed by dennis miller. getting a lot of attention. a big splash in florida. says he is the guy to take it forward. >> i don't think that the bulk of people who voted, the bulk of delegates in florida who voted in that poll believe
to a story we are are following out of michigan. you know, some might call one walgreens employee a hero after he pulled a gun on armed rob rers in may. the robbers took off, no one was hurt. but walgreens apparently didn't think there was anything heroic about it it at all. in fact, the company fired this man. now that employee was a pharmacist. he is now suing. as part of the case, we're getting video surveillance of the entire thing as it went down. here is reporter steve patterson of affiliate wzzm. >> i feared for my life. >> reporter: in may, two armed men entered a walgreens in benton harbor where jer huven worked. they take a manager hostage and push him to the back of the store. >> the gunman repeatly attempted to fire upon me. >> reporter: in this edited security footage, given to wzzm 13 news from huven's attorney, you can see a masked man leap over the counter, weapon drawn. >> in self-defense, i fired my weapon. >> reporter: and the crooks ran off. in a press conference on wednesday, the pharmacist says he has hey permit for the weapon but was fired a week later. >> mr. huve
of people didn't like. >> especially michigan. michigan is a state up for grabs theoretically, you know, and that commercial resonates for me. >> i watch that commercial. >> i actually walked through the ford plant in michigan in -- with the ceo of ford and said why don't you run an ad about, you know, you didn't take the bailout. >> you're the reason. >> this is your idea! >> he said no, the american people understand that. literally said that a year and a half ago. here we are a year and a half forward and they put this ad together, charlie, they put this ad together, there's no doubt that they had the intention of running this ad. you don't put the ad together, put it out there and yank it quickly unless they get pressure from somebody. >> clearly, i would like to know who pressured them. that person should be pressured to resign. this takes it a little too far. we're in the middle of -- we're ramping up to the election, clearly they don't want this -- anything to prevent the president from losing -- losing michigan. michigan is a key state. if the republicans win that state, think
and vice president biden hitting the campaign trail on this labor day. the president will be in michigan, speak to a detroit labor council while the vice president heads to cincinnati, ohio, for an afl-cio event. >>> the top republican candidates for president will be in south carolina today for senator jim demint's tea party presidential forum. you can see that live beginning at 3:00 p.m. eastern here on cnn. >>> and will eddie murphy host the 2012 oscars? reports say the actor and comedian has emerged as the leading candidate to host the february oscar telecast. a final decision could be made this week. >>> and that's the news you need to start your day. "american morning's" back right after this break. . >>> general motors is betting the new chevy sonic will be big in the small car market. it's the first subcompact to be built in the u.s. in decades and the first 2012 sonic is coming off the assembly line at a gm plant that was shut down. it's now full of life and workers again. cnn's casey wian has the story from orion, michigan. >> reporter: brad was working at a gm plant in wiscons
at the top of the hour for our north american viewers. >>> but, first, a handcuffed houdini leaves michigan police in disbelief. the scape artist when we return. met an old man at the top asked him if he had a secret and the old man stopped and thought and said: free 'cause that's how it ought to be my brother credit 'cause you'll need a loan for one thing or another score 'cause they break it down to one simple number that you can use dot to take a break because the name is kinda long com in honor of the internet that it's on put it all together at the end of the song it gives you freecreditscore-dot-com, and i'm gone... offer applies with enrollment in freecreditscore.com [♪...] >> male announcer: now, for a limited time, your companion flies free, plus save up to 65%. call 1-800-sandals. conditions apply. >>> here's a look at this hour's "hot shots." in any pnepal, a crowd watches dance. in india customers haggle over vegetables to buy in the streets. in the united arab emirates, a man inspects a falcon, and a man leaps from a bungee, "hot shots" pictures coming in from around the worl
won a michigan straw poll this weekend. he won ohio in july. in new hampshire he won in january. mr. santorum won his home state of pennsylvania, as well as south carolina. michele bachmann won ames, iowa. if straw polls meant winning that state, if he meant electoral college votes, these would be the standings. among the republican presidential contenders right now. maybe that's the way it is. maybe that's exactly how the republican nomination contest is going to play out. ron paul and herman cain duking it out down to the wire. if you believe that, keep using up all that shoe leather and pixels and all that breath covering republican party fund-raisers. i mean, straw polls. because of their great predictive value and all the important information they give us the presidential race. or, we could all agree to treat these things as what we all know they are. cooked-up publicity stunts to get media attention and use it as leverage to force the candidates to pander to the most manipulative and cynical activists in the political system. oh, and to raise money for republican parties and
put him at a distant second. in michigan, straw poll, perry finishing second, this time to romney, a native of michigan. perry placed a distance sec to paul in the california straw poll. these straw polls don't mean a lot. they are just mock elections. they don't necessarily reflect how the primaries will go. but if you are the republican front-runner, there is an expectation you win some of them within an advisor to jon huntsman campaign suggests it is increasingly clear that perry can't perform, saying he has a case of elec ti le dysfunction. perry's people say romney who has been in the question a lot longer, here is the question: are rick perry's 15 minutes up? go to our post on the situation rooms facebook page. pretty clever, electile dysfunction. >> clever. is that a word? >> i don't know and i don't want to know. >> thank you. >>> president obama is hoping his time isn't up when it comes to rallying support from a key voting block. we're talking about african-americans. but with unemployment and poverty among blacks, that may be easier said than done. listen to what the pr
. there are cities in michigan -- oh, shut up. [ cheers and applause ] >> you know, firing those air traffic controllers, i'm pro union, was what sent the word to moscow this guy was real. >> yeah. >> i absolutely know that as a fact. it got over there. they said, he has steel in his spine, look out. i think when i met reagan one time, i was working for speaker o'neill and weren't exactly in friendly territory. i felt i was meeting jimmy cagney, not jimmy stewart. i think that jimmy cagney, don't touch the gutter, little tough guy from the street, you've got it. it's what people like in the fighter they got on their side. >> if you look at opening of the debate last night when they paraded the seven dwarves and the candidates come out. perry's body -- literally his chest is stuck out. he's like this. he's ready for a fight. i just think republicans, they don't -- the mitt romney, doesn't matter what he says. romney did a great job last night. romney tries to finds itght, ite when obama tries to fight. it's not who he is. once again, who is the one republican president of the last several dec
is involved in, that is ohio and wisconsin and michigan and florida and new jersey. is this, you think, just a basic strategy that romney is using just to get more favor or does he really believe that collective bargaining is not good for the american worker? >> well, i think, again, he's flip-flopping to deal with the right wing base and to deal with the primaries to come. and to deal with the debate tonight. and who's around him, particularly the folks in the audience. some of whom do have some decent populous leanings but have a 19th century view of the country or michele bachmann an 18th century view. when she talks about the thing i'll bring, the bill of rights, the constitution and declaration of independence. >> mr. cohen, good to have you with us tonight. i appreciate your time. thanks so much. we'll visit more on these issues. let's bring in now -- let's bring in now a former pennsylvania senator rick santorum santorum, who was part of that debate tonight. senator, good to have you with us tonight. i appreciate your time. i must say, 15 years as a former conservative, i think i know
pennsylvania, florida, michigan, places where the elderly vote is going to be decisive and i'm sorry, when you call social security a ponzi scheme, that is something highly negative with a connotation that you don't like the whole system. so he is really going to have to answer for that. >> right you are, glenn thrush. that's a very active part of the electorate. thank you very much. >>> a quick correction. our apologies to speaker boehner who was speaking apparently about republicans not giving an official response to the president tonight when he said americans would rather be americans would rather be ilm so strong it survives brushing. thankfully, there's listerine® antiseptic. its triple-action formula penetrates biofilm, kills germs and protects your mouth for hours. fight biofilm with listerine®. ♪ [ country ]rms and protects your mouth for hours. [ man ] ♪ gone, like my last paycheck ♪ gone, gone away ♪ gone, like my landlord's smile ♪ ♪ gone, gone away ♪ my baby's gone away with dedicated claims specialists... and around-the-clock service, travelers can help make thing
township, michigan. we needed to upgrade. we needed a bigger house. i'm so glad we chose quicken loans for our mortgage. we did everything online. it was so easy. there were no hidden fees and no surprises! ♪ quicken loans really listened to us. and that's why quicken loans is engineered to amaze. ♪ the tragedy of september 11 united our country. this year, as we open the 9/11 memorial in new york city, we ask that you join us to honor, remember, and reunite. you can help right now by texting the word "hope" to 80088 to give $10. >>> welcome back. here's the latest news you need to know right now. -- >>> as first reported on cnn, the former new mexico governor bill richardson is on his way to cuba hoping to negotiate the release of allen gross who the cubans accuse of trying to set up internet networks. >>> a new written statement from former vice president al gore blasts obama saying that he appears to have bowed to polluters. and president obama called texas governor rick perry this afternoon expressing his concern about texans hurt by wildfires. >>> a busy hurricane season, even
-american vote and senior vote in west philadelphia, in north philadelphia, in detroit michigan, in miami, florida, in norfolk, virginia, this is a numbers game. if in fact minority votes are disenfranchised or opressed, that means that those people probably would not be able to vote obviously, presumably for the democratic candidate. that's what the white house is concerned about, and rightfully so. >> michael, last point on this. do you think they have any case about corrupt voting? we have that problem a couple years back. is there -- let's be honest here. is there any concern that's real about crooked voting, by phantom voting, people driving around in cars, making sure people aren't voting, that old-style stuff that went on back in the '60s. still going on? >> i think there are always a handful of cases. when you have millions voting there are bowen to be shenanigans, but i've yet to hear a case that warrants the level of overhaul that's americans. >>> here's the president in the interview with you today. he also talked about tax increases for the wealthy. let's take a look. >> there
cases they're not working together with their republican counterparts. state of michigan comes to mind. you don't want some states to see early primaries? >> that is fair. we hoped to keep this in place. in our states we have other means of -- we can hold caucuses where we would have had primaries to make sure we keep this calendar. but it is unfortunate but we saw this in 2008. >> is there any rule you're asked iowa to abide by how early they go? >> i think the states have to see what's best of them. there are rules that each state says they have to go this many days before another state. >> but allowed less than a week between iowa and new hampshire. >> right. we have a carveout for those and they can work out their -- >> on the delegate thing. any primary that's before april 1st is going to be where -- it'll be proportional. which means if ron paul let's say gets 15%, he'll get delegates before april 1. but after it's whoever gets them all, correct? >> the state gets to decide. they can be proportional or they have the option. >> and the state decides. >> it can be winner take all.
updates on the story as it evolves. >>> in michigan, a $10,000 reward is being offered for any information can lead to an arrest in this car bombing. it happened in monroe, michigan. about 40 miles south of detroit on tuesday. a well known divorce attorney and his two sons had just left a football practice when their car exploded. all three were seriously injured. listen to the father's 911 call. >> monroe county, 911. >> my car blew up with two kids. you've been called already but i'm telling you what's going on with the boys. i've got two significant leg injuries. one to his bottom left leg and one to his left buttocks that are chewed up pretty good. okay? >> okay. >> they are bleeding. i need someone here now. >> wow! both children and their father are now in stable condition. federal investigators stay bomb was a sophisticated device that had a timing mechanism. >>> two people accused of posting false rumors on social media about school attacks in eastern mexico walked free yesterday after authorities dropped terrorism charges against them. the person spent nearly a month behind bars a
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